Shasta College Erosion Control Summit #1

Shasta College was the setting for Erosion Control Summit #1: a two day BMP workshop with Course instructors John McCullah and David Franklin who have teamed up for a number of years on Caltrans deliveries around the state.   Day one was in a classroom setting and on day two we moved outdoors. Walking around […]

SWPPP Template for the 2015 California Industrial Permit

We are pleased to roll out this new IGP SWPPP Template for you! This template follows the 2015 California Industrial General Permit (IGP) SWPPP Checklist (Appendix 1) and is intended to provide a baseline structure for developing a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for industrial facilities. Do not rely on this template to satisfy every […]

Sampling Course ONLINE

We are pleased to announce that our popular Sampling and Analysis Course for QSPs and designated employees is now ONLINE! Let us know if you’re interested in signing up. It’s a great way to get your ongoing Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Group discounts are available- David Franklin USE THE “NO […]

New Guidance on pH Analysis Averaging

The State has provided us with new info on sampling and analysis for pH including how values for flow volume and time are more objective, but not required by the Permit. Additionally, averaging must be done such that acid and base values are averaged separately. Check out the Excel pH Averaging Spreadsheet here: Check out […]

REAP 50% Rain Forecast Alert for the QSP

Hey QSP, did you know about the great alert you can utilize at Check it out. You can enter up to 10 zip codes for your job sites and set a trigger at 50% or whatever you wish and you’ll be notified of rain coming. And it gets better, you personal account will always […]

EPA Erosivity Calculator Offline

Problems have been found in the underlying data in the calculator that affects sites in CA. In order to ensure that sites were not improperly qualifying for the R-factor waiver, the Office of Wastewater Management is working on fixing the problem. The calculator could be down for a few weeks while they sort this out. […]